In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble... - IMDB Description
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August 11, 2012 Subject:
This movie gripped me from start to finish. A story about a poor soul trying to reconnect with a lost love, only to have to experience bad and worst luck on the way.
Noir at it's finest.
August 1, 2011 Subject:
"Detour" Is A Very Powerful Film
I concur that this is one of the best films on the Internet Archive. The acting is good, the plot holds up throughout the film, and the theme of fatalism is paramount. Tom Neal and Ann Savage (the latter not appearing until the middle of the film)play well against each other. This film is well worth watching. I would suggest that the overall theme of fatalism should be kept in mind by the viewers rather than the flaws mentioned in other reviews below. This would be worth viewing in sociology and psychology classes.